Deep and wide

  Deep and wide, deep and wide,
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.
Deep and wide, deep and wide,
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.

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For you and me!

Praise the Lord!

Paul Taylor

Portage, MI, United States

So wife is a music teacher at a Christian school and she found deep and wide version with an added bridge in the song:

Whoever drinks the living water

Jesus gives to them

Whoever drinks the living water

Will never, ever thirst again

(Additional Words & Music by Stephen Elkins)

It makes the song make so much more sense and ties it into John 4:14 and yet it still parallels the Zechariah passage about stream of living water.

The bridge "flowed" (pun intended) so nicely that I thought I had been learning the song my whole life with a missing piece.

Nelson Liu

Boston, MA, United States

Praise the Lord there’s a fountain!


Wide and deep

Samuel Yu

Austin, TX, United States

Jump right in!


Los Angeles, CA, United States

Brother Bill, the millennial temple is the third temple which is just Christ who rebuilt Himself as the third temple at His Resurrection as Himself and made us a part of it when he Created the One New Man. We are the temple of God and as the scriptures foretold there would be living waters flowing out from the temple. (Please see Zechariah 14:8 and John 7:38). We as Christians need to be flowing Christ as the Living water now from our inner most being. "Deep and wide" can also refer to appending with all the saints (as they flow the Living Water) the dimensions of Christ (Please See Ephesians 3:18-19).

Bill Barton

"Deep and wide" matches the description of the stream flowing from the millennial temple, that gets deeper and wider as it goes. Ezek 47:1-5

Evin T.

Michigan, United States

I've never understood what the "fountain" is supposed to be in this song. Is it referring to Jesus' blood (like in "There is a Fountain"), or baptism, or what?

Chris Raymer

Darrell, the person who wrote this song was Sidney E. Cox. He was a Major in The Salvation Army and served as an officer/pastor in the early to mid 1900's. He wrote nearly 400 songs in his lifetime, many for a Christian radio program. There are numerous gems just like this one!

Darrell Moneyhon

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Does anyone know who wrote this song? I am interested in tracing the theological tributary that it appears to represent. I try to experience self as a spirital energy "fountain," both while doing my distance running (where a sense of "flow" is fairly easy to focus on) and during my daily life. I access Grace by imagining that I am a fountain flowing deep and wide. It also prompts me to "think like energy" in a way that I intimately connect (without the separation that material objects have) with God and Christ. While using this "autogenic" technique (of seeing and feeling a fountain), God is sensed in the deepest flow portions of the fountain. Christ is sensed in the intermediate depth zones and flowing into my life on the outmost surface of the "fountain." Christ connects the deepest parts of the fountain with the physical existence we experience here on the surface of overall reality.